What does a Nanotechnology Engineering Technologist do?
Implement production processes for nanoscale designs to produce or modify materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition. Operate advanced microscopy equipment to manipulate nanoscale objects. Work under the supervision of nanoengineering staff.
- Supervise or provide technical direction to technicians engaged in nanotechnology research or production.
- Install nanotechnology production equipment at customer or manufacturing sites.
- Contribute written material or data for grant or patent applications.
- Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
- Prepare detailed verbal or written presentations for scientists, engineers, project managers, or upper management.
- Prepare capability data, training materials, or other documentation for transfer of processes to production.
- Develop or modify wet chemical or industrial laboratory experimental techniques for nanoscale use.
- Collect or compile nanotechnology research or engineering data.
- Inspect or measure thin films of carbon nanotubes, polymers, or inorganic coatings, using a variety of techniques or analytical tools.
- Implement new or enhanced methods or processes for the processing, testing, or manufacture of nanotechnology materials or products.
- Collaborate with scientists or engineers to design or conduct experiments for the development of nanotechnology materials, components, devices, or systems.
- Analyze the life cycle of nanomaterials or nano-enabled products to determine environmental impact.
- Capture nanoparticle contaminants, using techniques such as electrical fields or electrospinning.
- Compare the performance or environmental impact of nanomaterials by nanoparticle size, shape, or organization.
- Mix raw materials or catalysts to manufacture nanoparticles according to specifications, ensuring proper particle size, shape, or organization.
- Monitor hazardous waste cleanup procedures to ensure proper application of nanocomposites or accomplishment of objectives.
- Process nanoparticles or nanostructures, using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation, microwave energy, or catalysis.